1 Corinthians 5

Sexual Immorality Defiles the Church

1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even 1 named among the Gentiles - that a man has his father's a wife! 2 b And you are 2 puffed up, and have not rather c mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you.

3 d For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 4 In the e name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, f with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 g deliver such a one to h Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord 3 Jesus.

6 i Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that j a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore 4 purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed k Christ, our l Passover, was sacrificed 5 for us. 8 Therefore m let us keep the feast, n not with old leaven, nor o with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

9 I wrote to you in my epistle p not to 6 keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go q out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company r with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner - s not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore t "put away from yourselves the evil person." 7

  1. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:6 - 8
    None of you shall approach anyone who is near of kin to him, to uncover his nakedness: I am the LORD.
    Deuteronomy 22:30
    A man shall not take his father's wife, nor uncover his father's bed.
    Deuteronomy 27:20
    'Cursed is the one who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's bed.' "And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:18
    Now some are puffed up, as though I were not coming to you.
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 7:7 - 10
    And not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.
  4. Cross References
    Colossians 2:5
    For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 2:17
    But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored more eagerly to see your face with great desire.
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 18:20
    "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 16:19
    "And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
    John 20:23
    "If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
    2 Corinthians 12:9
    And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 109:6
    Set a wicked man over him, And let an accuser stand at his right hand.
    Proverbs 23:14
    You shall beat him with a rod, And deliver his soul from hell.
    Luke 22:31
    And the Lord said, "Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.
    1 Timothy 1:20
    Of whom are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
  8. Cross References
    Acts 26:18
    'to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.'
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 3:21
    Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours:
  10. Cross References
    Hosea 7:4
    They are all adulterers. Like an oven heated by a baker - He ceases stirring the fire after kneading the dough, Until it is leavened.
    Matthew 16:6
    Then Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
    Matthew 16:12
    Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
    Galatians 5:9
    A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
    2 Timothy 2:17
    And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:7
    He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth.
  12. Cross References
    John 19:14
    Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, "Behold your King!
  13. Cross References
    Exodus 12:15
    Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 16:3
    You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), that you may remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
  15. Cross References
    Matthew 16:6
    Then Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.
  16. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:14
    Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
    Ephesians 5:11
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.
  17. Cross References
    John 17:15
    I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 18:17
    And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.
  19. Cross References
    Galatians 2:12
    For before certain men came from James, he would eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing those who were of the circumcision.
  20. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:5
    But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shal...
    Deuteronomy 17:7
    The hands of the witnesses shall be the first a...
    Deuteronomy 17:12
    Now the man who acts presumptuously and will no...
    Deuteronomy 19:19
    Then you shall do to him as he thought to have ...
    Deuteronomy 21:21
    Then all the men of his city shall stone him to...
    Deuteronomy 22:21
    Then they shall bring out the young woman to th...
    Deuteronomy 22:24
    Then you shall bring them both out to the gate ...
    Deuteronomy 24:7
    If a man is found kidnapping any of his brethre...
    1 Corinthians 5:2
    And you are puffed up, and have not rather mour...
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